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" We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves but allow a passage to its beams. "
Essays: First Series - Page 57
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
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The Works of Theodore Parker: The American scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...if we seek to pry into the soul that causes,— all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. . . . Perception...
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Centenary Edition [of the Writings of Theodore Parker], Volume 8

Theodore Parker - 1907
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. . . . Perception...
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The American Scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907 - 534 pages
...beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all \ve can affirm. . . . Perception is not whimsical, but fatal. If I see a trait, my children will see...
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Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 303 pages
...impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this conies, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 5

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...if we seek to pry into the soul that causes — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man...
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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...if we seek to pry into the soul that causes — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man...
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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes—all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm....
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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern jus- 30 tice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves,...presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discerns between the voluntary acts of his mind and his involuntary perceptions, and knows that to...
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Emerson: His Contribution to Literature

David Lee Maulsby - 1911 - 177 pages
...Or, again : " We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams."3 ' " Plato and Platonism," NY, 1891, pp. 149, 150. 2 v1n, 43. 3 II, 64. The correspondence...
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The Contribution of Emerson to Literature

David Lee Maulsby - 1911 - 177 pages
...Or, again : " We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams."3 '"Plato and Platonism," NY, 1891, pp. 149, 150. 2 vm, 43. 3 n, 64. The correspondence between...
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